Do you now the resolution of the screen?
I can not find any data on the screen size. I am guessing that it would be about 320 pixels horizontal by about 200 vertical.
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 12:34 AM
As for the heart monitor I quit using that after 20 dives or so, I really couldn't see the point of its use although it was interesting to note that my heart rate fell consistantly throughout the dives usually starting around 84 bpm and decreasing to 74 after about an hour. My resting rate is about 62 - 65 bpm.
Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:51 AM
Current rig: Sony SLT-alpha55 in Ikelite housing, Sigma 105mm f2.8 DC Macro w/ Ike 5505.58 flat port or Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM behind UWCamStuff custom 5" mini-dome. Dual INON z240 Type IVs triggered with DS51 for TTL mimicry, or DS51 alone with home-made ringflash assy for macro.
Topside, unhoused: Sony SLT-alpha99, Sigma 150-500mm + 1.4TC, Sigma 15mm diagonal fish, Sony 24-70mm f2.8 CZ, Tamron 180mm f2.8 Macro...all the gear and nary a clue...
Posted 10 May 2009 - 10:19 AM
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 06:12 AM
Don't let the 3 batteries influence your decision. The batteries are easily managed.
Firstly, the one in the heart monitor lasts "forever" and is not critical anyway. It will last for 2,500 hours of use and switches off as soon as it is dry. You'll probably buy a new computer before this battery dies. If not, just buy a new Polar heart monitor or dive without it. For most recreational diving, the heart monitor is not essential.
Secondly, the battery in both the computer and tank transmitter are user replaceable and reasonably easy to purchase in most large cities. I keep a spare for each in my little toolkit. They can be changed in a few minutes, as long as you know how to clean and grease an O-ring.
Thirdly, both batteries are monitored by the dive computer and the PC interface and you are given plenty of warning when they need replacing.
So, the worse case scenario, is a battery going from good to bad during a dive. That situation is not likely. But, if it happened, you would do an immediate slow ascent and an extended safety stop. Then get out of the water and replace the batteries.
So, the "battery issue" is easily managed with the normal due care and attention that you put into all your dive gear and procedures.
Posted 13 May 2009 - 06:23 AM
When you do the service and Clean/replace o-ring what grease did you choose to use?
I was curious if it was a silicone compound or a fluorinated grease.
Posted 06 July 2009 - 05:19 PM
Posted 06 July 2009 - 05:50 PM
jTrak was a poor country cousin to SmartTrak anyway. I wouldn't bother, personally.
I just bought the Galileo Terra. The manual and Scubapro website reference only Windows in order to download their Smart Trak software, and I have a Mac. We went to the Apple website which showa a "J trak" download for the Uwatec dive computer. Can anyone tell me if I am on the right trak? ( pun intended?) I can't believe that the Subapro website makes no mention of a Mac download.
Edited by CompuDude, 06 July 2009 - 05:52 PM.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 06:51 PM
Well this is unhappy news. Thanks for the information, unpleasant though it is. I left Windows and PC's 4 years ago, and have no desire to return. Scubapro sure doesn't mention " for PC users only" when they're extolling the features of Galileo on their websites.
Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:00 PM
Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:22 PM
I wouldn't mind a copy of that. Is it posted anywhere, or does that version only come from SP direct?
I use JTrak with my sol. works fine. The PC version is a lot prettier, but JTack covers all the basics just fine.
Initially it wouldn't work with my sol. My dealer put me in touch with Scubapro's tech guy. He e-mailed me about 4 versions before they got it to work. Works fine ever since. This was about a year ago.
I've got the PC version on one of my computers that can boot in windozes. Since they got JTrak working I haven't bothered with it though.
Posted 06 July 2009 - 09:34 PM
See if this works.
This is the guy that helped me out.
Posted 06 July 2009 - 11:22 PM
Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:37 AM
Bit off topic regarding the latest discussion - but an update on my experience.
I got my Galileo at the end of November, so I have had it for a little over 6 months. In that time I have done 197 dives with it. On my last trip the battery started to show one bar less than full. Does anyone have any tips on when it might need replacing? As we know from cameras - sometimes when batteries start to go sometimes they last for ages, other times die quickly.
My wireless transmitted died en route to the Red Sea for my last trip. I suspect damage in transit. Annoyingly it worked at the Scubapro diving day the week before and was dead from day 1 of a two week trip in Egypt. I was able to pick up other people's transmitters - so I suspect damage. Tried changing it to the other HP port on my MK25T, as a friend who had one that stopped working found it was the high pressure port that was blocked. I was able to borrow a contents gauge, though.
We've got the Scottish Scubapro day this weekend - so I'll get it looked at and report what the fault was.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 12:08 PM
jTrak IS quite primitive. Thus my recommendation to use SmartTrak. The "latest versions" are just bug fixes and compatibility patches for the new computer, not entire re-writes adding new features. I suspect if Mr. Shaw has a more current version, you might at least get your Sol settings window to properly work, but don't count on much else.
JTrak still seems quite primitive to me, and buggy. It looks like an app from the 1980s.
Two things don't work at all in JTrak for me.
1. I can not import my existing log data from SmartTrak. I exported it from SmartTrak in the TravelTrak format and then tried to import into JTrak (about 1500 dives). The import progress bar appeared but, it says "error - version not supported" even though I did an export from the latest version of SmartTrak.
2. The "dive computer settings" feature in Jtrak does not work with my Galileo Sol. It appears to connect OK but no settings window appears in JTrak.
I would love to get JTrak working properly so that I can throw away Windows XP. I will email Robert Shaw and see if he can help.
Edited by CompuDude, 07 July 2009 - 12:14 PM.